Oscar-nominated actress Keira Knightley told Seth Myers about her high school prom, when she went with another girl.
Knightley was on Late Night with Seth Myers to promote her new film, Colette.
Myers mentioned that her character in the film dates women and is gender non-conforming, and asked her about her prom.
“I went with my best friend, who was a girl and also gay,” Knightley recounted. “We had a kiss on a prom photo, and they banned our photo.”
She explained that there was a wall of photos from the night, and hers was taken down because the school said it was “inappropriate.”
She has told this story before, which is probably why Myers brought it up. In 2014, she told a longer version to Vulture.
Yeah, I went to prom with my best mate, Emily. We both turned up an hour late, and I’d been filming Bend It Like Beckham, and I turned up in leather pants and a crop top, and she was a model for a while, and she’d been in Paris shooting something, and she turned up as the boy, so she had a black tie with ripped jeans on, and everybody else was completely dressed up, obviously, in that kind of finery, and then we had our picture taken underneath the thing, and she’s kissing me, and we were told that that was disgusting. And one of the teachers took us both aside and said we were never going to come to anything if we didn’t know how to dress appropriately for events like that. So that was my prom. We had a great time!
Our photograph, though, wasn’t allowed — you know when you get up and, I don’t know if this is in America, but you collect all the photographs of prom and you buy whatever ones you want. Ours wasn’t allowed to be displayed on that because it wasn’t appropriate.